Loretto Kentucky Surprise Proposal | Guy + Alex

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Loretto Kentucky Surprise Proposal | Guy + Alex

Guy + Alex's Surprise Proposal in Loretto, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I can't lie right now. I get a lot of emails and about a good 10 or 11 of them are people wanting me to sell products for them, or scam artist, and as a business owner, I don't like those kind of emails because that's minutes I could use for an actual client.

So when Guy had messaged me about shooting his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Alex, I immediately thought, ok this has to be a scam. No way a man from Saint Louis -who also is a photographer- found me and wants me to be a part of a very special moment.

Boy was I wrong.

Guy is probably one of the sweetest guys (no pun intended) that I have actually met. Normally they are very quiet, hush hush about plans like these but he had an idea and knew exactly what he wanted. Which hey, made my job a lot more simpler.

We talked close to three almost four months about this day and when it actually came, talk about NERVES!! Poor Guy was a bit shaken but you could tell he was excited too!!

And there was a few times when I thought I may had blown my cover and Alex caught on knowing why I was really there -even though I made up this huge lie saying I was with the paper writing a story on love and whiskey *le sigh- she never did.

Now I can't say the same for the five military men that was there -one of them even told me I was a good liar....which I don't know how that's a compliment but I took it as one lol-.

If you want to see the fun we had while on a tour at the Maker's Mark Distillery, then scroll down below and check it out.

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Campbellsville University Graduation Session | Lolita + Brittany + Savannah

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Campbellsville University Graduation Session | Lolita + Brittany + Savannah

Lolita + Brittany + Savannah's Graduation Session in Campbellsville, KY / Kentucky Portrait Photographer Rebecca Beatty


It's not every day I get to photograph a college senior's cap and gown session, let alone three best friends. I met Lolita and Brittany at a bridal meeting, I actually got to be their photographer on one of the biggest days in their lives!

And that's honestly how I met Savannah! She was a bridesmaid at both their weddings! When they had approached me about doing their cap and gown pictures, I couldn't say no!!  I was so proud of each of them for staying focus and accomplishing such a big goal!

I love each of these young ladies and know that they will take each of their degrees and go far! Check out how amazing each of these young ladies are below!

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Campbellsville Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Danielle + Zac

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Campbellsville Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Danielle + Zac

Danielle + Zac's Sweetheart Session in Campbellsville, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Love is always in the air when you're around me! I can't not stop gushing about how amazing my sweetheart clients are! I don't always like doing posed looks during every minute of the session. Sure, I'll put y'all together in a certain way, but as soon as I'm in my spot, the natural connection comes out.

Danielle + Zac were truly a couple that were so natural with one another that I really didn't have to ask questions, I just felt like I was having fun with friends than working! And that's how it should be!

I love being able to capture emotion that isn't forced and is natural! If you love emotion that isn't forced or fixed, then scroll on down and check out Danielle + Zac's sweetheart session at Green River!

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Clarissa Standiford

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Clarissa Standiford

Clarissa Standiford's Fall Senior Session in Bardstown, Kentucky / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


This fall was one of my busiest that I have had in years. For the month of October I had close to forty sessions! And that was split between sweethearts, seniors, and weddings! Speaking of busy fall months and seniors, I was so thrilled to work with Clarissa!!

This Washington County Senior was AMAZE BALLS!! LITERALLY!! We started off at Jim Beam Distillery in Cleremont KY where we actually shot during a busy day O_O so you know what that means, a lot of dipping and dodging to make sure that no one was going to get in the pictures lol!

Now let me just clarify something. If you have never worked with me, then you will not know, that sometimes....I tend to just pull over to the side of the road and say "WE'RE SHOOTING HERE!"

After we left Jim Beam, I saw this perfect field of just tall, golden grass that made me think of Prairie grass. So me being me, I pulled over and told Clarissa this was going to be awesome to trust me!

I did this a few more times during her session lol!

But y'all I can't express how beautiful the golden light was during the last bit of her session. Usually I feel like I'm in a rush because golden hour doesn't stay as long as we want, but during this session, it lasted forever!

Check out this gorgeous 2018 senior's fall session and expierence the gorgeous golden hour shots! <3

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Lebanon Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Savannah Bell

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Lebanon Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Savannah Bell

Savannah Bell Fall Senior Session in Lebanon, Kentucky / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Every time I work with one of my senior reps, I get a little mushy and teary eyed. And yes I get this way with every seniors, but my Kentucky Belles, it's a little more. These are young ladies that I have worked with for an entire year, ladies that I have gotten to know, that I have taken under my wing, and each time we do a different session, it means another day, another week has gone by that they are getting closer to graduating.

But I try to ignore my crazy emotions and focus on the session, especially since Savannah brought her little puppy!

Y'all I'm not kidding when I say that it's a must that everyone brings their dogs to their sessions from now on!

Check out Miss. Bell's Fall session below!

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Tiana Graves

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Tiana Graves

Tiana Graves' Maternity Session in Lebanon, Kentucky / Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


It's not always a session of mine will be started indoors, but with this session, mother nature forced us in. I've always been attracted to natural light and outdoor scenery, so yes, I'll be honest.

INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY SCARES ME!

You have to be in control of it. You have to know what you're doing. Balancing ambient light with flash. It's a lot vs working with just ambient light.

So when Tiana had mentioned that we should move the session indoors, my heart dropped, but she's my client. What she wants, I need to deliver. I need to make sure that she's going to be extremely happy, over the moon happy with the experience I give plus with the session itself.

I will say that with Tiana pushing me, this has became one of my favorite maternity sessions. The light, the dresses, and that beautiful mother!! All of it was a dream. Which makes me wonder, why was I freaking out so badly?

If you want to see some shots from Tiana's maternity session then scroll down!

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Selena Ruiz

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Selena Ruiz

Selena Ruiz's Fall Senior Session in Bardstown, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Talk about a gorgeous day plus a gorgeous senior plus so many GORGEOUS senior pictures! Selena had contact me via instagram about being the one to capture her senior pictures. I was excited, like I normally am however Selena has such a unique personality! So when she mentioned shooting at some similar places that I have already shot at, I tried my best to change her mind!

And I was successful!!

Sure we shot at downtown Bardstown where I have shot a few senior portraits, but we tried new spots that I over looked before. Including going to an open lot that had the perfect view of the sunset!

If you don't believe me, then keep scrolling and check out Selena's amazing session! <3

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Abbie Bendock

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Abbie Bendock

Abbie Bendock's Fall Senior Session in Bardstown, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook are my three regular apps where I interact with most of my clients and where I actually book a majority of my clients. However, I always do get one or two emails asking about senior pictures and that does make me curious if it's a scam or if it's real!

I can't tell you how real Abbie is and how much fun she is! It's so hard to tell through email how someone's personality is, so when I got to meet Abbie I was so thrilled that she was bubbly and giggly! Plus I love gingers! <3

We shot at Bernheim Forest in Clermont, KY which is a popular place for most of my fall sessions! The bright leaves, the lakes, even the evil geese are pretty until they start hissing lol. Luckily! On Abbie's senior session date we saw ZERO geese and found tons of beautiful golden light!

Check out Abbie's fall senior session below! And make sure to leave her some love!

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Lindsey Boblitt

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Bardstown Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Lindsey Boblitt

Lindsey Boblitt's Fall Senior Session in Bardstown, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I can not express how much I loved working with Lindsey!! She had this amazing idea of a new location that I actually haven't shot at before and I'm so glad we did!

As I mentioned, I have never shot at Jim Beam before, but Lindsey was so excited to shoot there, that I couldn't tell her no! And besides, I was excited myself! Even though the day was a bit cold, Lindsey worked like a PRO! I can't explain just how all of her outfits were coordinated with the locations and they made her personality shine!

And let's not forget how supportive her boyfriend was who came to the session too! Even jumped in on a few of the pictures! ;)

Check out why I love this session so much by scrolling down below and leaving Lindsey some love!

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Lebanon Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Kalei Cox

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Lebanon Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Kalei Cox

Kalei Cox's Fall Senior Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


There's a lot I can say about this firey red head. From her personality, to her 'I can't take a serious picture to save my life' face, or the way she doesn't understand what 'No Kalei we can't do that cause it's not ours'.

But overall it's always a blast working with this young lady! Even though a normal session takes about two hours tops, I feel like Kalei's takes three...maybe four lol. But it's literally because we have fun! We laugh, we talk, we shoot, and that's the experience I try to offer with all my seniors! Even if it's just a small mini session, I want them leaving smiling and happy. Not "thank God it's over"!

If you want to see by what I mean when I say having a fun experience, then scroll down and check out Kaeli's Fall Senior Session!

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